Emirates Group Announces Record Half-Year Results for 2023-24

Emirates Group Announces Record Half-Year Results for 2023-24

Half-year profit of US$2.7 billion is up 138% compared to last year

The Emirates Group today announced its best-ever six-month financial result. The Group is reporting a 2023-24 half-year net profit of US$ 2.7 billion, surpassing its record half-year profit of US$ 1.2 billion last year by 138%.

The Group also reported an EBITDA of US$5.6 billion, a significant improvement from US$4.2 billion during the same period last year, illustrating its strong operating profitability.

Group revenue was US$18.3 billion for the first six months of 2023-24, up 20% from US$15.3 billion last year. This was driven by strong demand for air transport across the world, which has been on an upward trajectory since the last pandemic travel restrictions were lifted. 

The Group closed the first half year of 2023-24 with a solid cash position of US$ 11.6 billion on 30 September 2023, compared to US$11.6 billion on 31 March 2023.

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The Group has been able to tap on its own strong cash reserves to support business needs, including debt payments. So far, Emirates has repaid US$ 2.5 billion of its COVID-19 related loans. The Group also paid US$1.2 billion in dividend to its owner, as declared at the end of its 2022-23 financial year.

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His Highness (HH) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said: "We are seeing the fruition of our plans to return stronger and better from the dark days of the pandemic.

"The Group has surpassed previous records to report our best-ever half-year performance. Our profit for the first six months of 2023-24 has nearly matched our record full year profit in 2022-23.

"This is a tremendous achievement that speaks to the talent and commitment within the organisation, the strength of our business model, and power of Dubai’s vision and policies that has enabled the creation of a strong, resilient, and progressive aviation sector.

"Across the Group, we’ve continued to ramp up operations safely and move nimbly to meet customer demand.

"We’ve implemented a series of service and product enhancements to win customer preference, and we’ll continue to invest in our people, products, partnerships, and technology to strengthen our capabilities and ensure we are future ready.

"For the second half of 2023-24, we expect customer demand across our business divisions to remain healthy and we will stay agile in how we deploy our resources in this dynamic marketplace.

"At the same time, we are keeping a close watch on headwinds such as rising fuel prices, the strengthening US dollar, inflationary costs, and geo-politics."

To support increased operations and business activities, the Emirates Group’s employee base, compared to 31 March 2023, grew 6% to an overall count of 108,996 on 30 September 2023. Both Emirates and dnata have ongoing recruitment drives to support their future requirements.

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